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Samsung Galaxy Book Convertible Tablets Launched in Japan, With Stylus Included

By Radu Iorga

Although it’s been a while since Samsung unveiled its Galaxy Book devices, it’s only now that they’re entering the Japanese market. I’m talking about the Galaxy Book 10.6 incher and Galaxy Book 12 incher here, which should be available with Windows 10 on board come mid November.

These are actually the first Windows-based tablets from Samsung to be released in Japan. The Samsung Galaxy Book 10.6 will be available for corporate customers, via Sinex Infotech and Daiwabo Information System, while Galaxy Book 12.0 will only be sold via Costco. Both models can be used as a slate or as laptop PC with styli in the mix. Samsung bundles an S-Pen with each of these devices and it can be used to jot down handwritten notes or draw.

There’s also a function called Samsung Flow, which lets you connect the slates with a Galaxy smartphone. Users will also be able to log into a PC using the phone’s iris scanner and fingerprint scanner. The Samsung Galaxy Book 10.6 packs an Intel Core m3 processor of the seventh generation, 4 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage, while the OS of choice is Windows 10 Pro.

 

The screen is a 10.6 incher with a TFT LCD panel and a Full HD resolution. It also has a 5 megapixel front camera, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.1,GPS and Glonass. USB Type-C connectivity is also in the mix and a 30.4 W battery takes care of the daily needs. The bigger model packs an Intel Core i5 processor, 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of eMMC storage. It opts for Windows 10 Home and uses a 12 inch Super AMOLED Full HD+ display, as well as a 13 megapixel main camera and a front 5 MP shooter.

This one has a 30.4 W battery and weighs about 754 grams. No prices have been announced yet.






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The HiBook News, Edition Number 22,758…Okay I Might Be Exaggerating a Bit…This Edition: Notebook Choices

By Tim

In today’s edition we are going to cover a few subjects near and dear to my heart. First we are looking at the HiBook still being the most kick-ass little server on the web.

Of course if you happen to be one of the tens of visitors we get here you are aware that this site has been on the HiBook  pretty much since the day I got it back in August of 2016. It still has fantastic battery life, considering its small size and nothing spectacular battery with a roughly 6000 mAh battery. The HiBook Pro with the 2560 x 1600 display and an 8000 mAh battery is still available currently at $169.99!

Of course balancing storage space is the usual juggling act that one gets with a dual boot device that has only 64 GB to start with. But I manage to keep roughly 10 GB free and that is fine since it only has one other duty and that is to watch videos and movies on, sometimes using Kodi which works quite well.

The server itself is sucking up roughly 10 GB and only is really using about 20% of the space I allocated to the Virtual Machine that it runs on. So I can freely upload images, etc and not really worry about using up the server’s virtual space.

The Hi12 is still my work Tablet/notebook in conjunction with the super K480 Bluetooth keyboard, (which is sometimes referred to as my LogiTab), which works with all my devices. In fact this post is being written on the Hi12 right now. The Hi12 usually gets retired at night so it can recharge and I end up beating the heck out of the HiBook for my usual YouTube/movie/TV viewing.

Now moving on to my search for a notebook that is a little bigger than the Hi12 and capable of doing work and a little playing/video watching, it appears that I have settled upon the Chuwi LapBook Air which is a very nice, premium but under $400 notebook with a 14.1 inch FHD display. You can check my previous post on this one for the specs and a video.

So if anyone out there wants to send me a bit of cash or perhaps buy me a LapBook Air, please feel free to do so. Or please click the links on here to purchase one as the small amount I get out of the sale will certainly help!

That is all for now,

Tim

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The HiBook News: This Edition Stopping Hackers, Chapter 3

By Tim

Last week my primary server was a mess. It was completely infested with something that was causing redirects to some not so reputable sites.

So finally I rebuilt the server on the Hi12 Tablet from a backup that predated the infections. So far that new copy of the VM seems pretty clean.

I ended up changing every password on those sites to something ridiculously long and impossible to remember and far more difficult to hack. So for the time being we seem to be okay. Of course there are never any guarantees on the internet, but for the last several days my primary server seems to be a-okay.

I can still see a lot of attempts to hack the server in the Apache logs, but as I spot them I add those IP addresses to my firewall. So far I have roughly 100 IP’s blocked and end up adding more each day.

So that about covers that issue for the present, so onto the HiBook. It had an issue yesterday where it simply shut down. After arriving home and plugging it in and trying to restart it the tablet suddenly decided to not respond at all. It would not charge or fire up.  It was stone cold dead. So I set it aside for about an hour and tried it again using the reset to defaults start procedure and it fired up and began to charge again.  Of course I had to go back into the BIOS and change the memory speed back to 1600 MHz and it is running just dandy again.

The lesson here is not to give up, but be patient and wait and think it through and sometimes it is just luck and others it is simply going back to the drawing board.

That is all for now,

Tim

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The HiBook News, This Edition: An Update to Google Chrome Has Fixed My Screen Issues!

By Tim

A number of weeks back I wrote about a memory issue where when running Chrome  on the Hi12, if my screen went off it wouldn’t wake up. This annoying issue has forced me to use Microsoft Edge which is, to put it mildly, garbage.

Now this issue only affected my Hi12 and not the HiBook, but since I use the Hi12 as my daily driver at work, this was a very annoying issue. So every day I check for Chrome updates on the Hi12 and yesterday it updated and lo and behold the issue has virtually disappeared! Sure it went to sleep once in the last 24 hrs and did not wake up, but it used to be every time and even using the Edge browser it would happen occasionally.

Sure the Hi12 still has issues with the BIOS being non-writable and     the memory only running at 1066 MHz rather than the full 1600 MHz, but it is still faster than the HiBook and of course has the killer 2160 x 1440 display. Let us not forget the absolutely fantastic battery life of about 10 hrs of normal heavy use!

As for the HiBook, it continues to be the primary server for this site and works flawlessly in that capacity. Sure I have to keep a handle on files that I store on it because the Hi12 gets the big 64 GB microSD card and all the HiBook has free is about 10 GB. Keep in mind that the server Virtual Machine itself sucks up 12 GB of disk space, so in truth I would have all sorts of room if I wasn’t running a server on it.

This is the primary reason that my next device will have easily expandable, SSD type storage. Of course that is the reason I am looking so hard at notebooks and have yet to decide upon one. Of course we are all still waiting on the Chuwi LapBook Air which, if it has an easily accessible SSD expansion slot like the Chuwi LapBook 12.3, would probably be my first choice.

By the way you can still find an Hi12 for only $215 on Gearbest and the HiBook Pro with a larger battery and the Z8350 processor can be found right here for about the same price of $215.

That is all we have for today,

Tim

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The HiBook News: Edition 8000! Ok, Perhaps Not, But Today’s Subject Is Somewhat Important!

By Tim

So as I begin writing this post on the Hi12 I really have no clue where it is going. Sure enough later this evening I will test it using OpenShot for Windows.

Of course I have no doubt it will work just dandy, although a bit slower than the Zotac Nano PC, but that is to be expected considering the difference in processors.

The whole idea here however is to see if an Atom X5 can do this. Of course if you have cheeked the welcome message on the right side of this site you would already know that the HiBook tablet thinks it can do this, so I expect more negative  chatter from the HiBook later today.

So at this moment, we are awaiting my arrival at HQ, so I can do a video on the Hi12 and add an audio track and perhaps a transition or three. Obviously pushing a tablet to its limits is the point here so I guess we have to also do it on the HiBook also, so there may well be 2 videos in this post.

Now having arrived home I shot a video or 3 or the BLU Energy 2 smartphone and also downloaded a bit of music. I created a project, imported the files onto the Hi12 and into the Openshot project and of course I was pushing the tablet to its limits and the result was a dismal failure!

Like all things on the Hi12, if the ram gets pushed a bit and I forget to set the screen timeout to a long enough period I simply can’t wake the screen. This is an ongoing issue with my Z8350 version of this tablet and I simply can’t update the BIOS at all, because it will not even let me change the boot order hence ZERO chance of updating the BIOS.

So try number 2:  I set the screen timeout to be 1 hr and all appears to have worked rather well. It isn’t a fancy super video, just what I do for the cars we sell at work each day. Incidentally, it processed the 4 min video in roughly 6 min. About twice the time that the Ci3123 took to do a similar video. Perhaps later I will repeat this test on the HiBook, but it is a bit busy being the server today.

So the HiBook insisted on adding a comment…

That will be it on the video front for today…I hope.

Tim

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